How Far Do You Run Playing Different Sports?

While watching sports, have you ever stopped (midway through a bowl of Cheetos) to wonder, "How far are those guys actually running?" It's a common question, one that's historically been subject mostly to guesswork, Thanks to some recent technological developments, though, we can now actually apply some data to it. » 4/03/13 2:20pm 4/03/13 2:20pm

Slow-Motion Flaming Tennis Should Be an Official Olympic Sport

It looks like the usual tennis superstars are going to walk away with all the medals at this year's Olympic games—yawn. So to make it more interesting and unpredictable four years from now, perhaps the organizers of the Rio games should consider adding flaming tennis balls into the mix, and filming everything in… » 8/04/12 5:00pm 8/04/12 5:00pm

Wimbledon Finals to Be Broadcast in Theaters in 3D

Sports in 3D? Nothing new. Watching live games in a theater? Nothing new. Watching the Wimbledon finals in 3D in a theater? New! RealD will broadcast the Men's Semi-Finals, Women's Finals, and Men's Finals live in theaters across the world. It's your chance to get pretend close to Rafa's biceps, the sweet blades o'… » 6/27/11 11:32am 6/27/11 11:32am

Tennis Racquet With Built-In Hand Dryer For Control Superfreaks

If you suffer from a debilitating case of hand sweat while playing tennis, the folks at Control Freek are offering up a solution with their new air circulating tennis racquets. Using the latest wiffle technology, Control Freek has cut some high-tech holes in their handle and added scoops to trap and circulate air to… » 7/13/08 2:00pm 7/13/08 2:00pm

Lacoste Asks: How Will We Play Tennis In 2083?

How will we play tennis in 2083? From the looks of things, Lacoste believes we will be in a virtual room with collapsible rackets and cool looking robotic suits. Although, I have to admit that the video after the break portrays it as more like a futuristic version of racquetball to me—but either way, it is a sport I… » 5/21/08 9:10pm 5/21/08 9:10pm

Tennis Ball Howitzer Vs. Things You Find at a Grocery Store


Leave it to the geniuses at the NIT Physics Lab in Japan to build a cannon that fires ping-pong tennis balls at near-sonic 700 Km/h, annihilating cabbages, Coke bottles and what look like sundry colorfully packaged snack-food items. There's no dramatic tension here, just the satisfaction of seeing the strong… » 2/06/08 8:40pm 2/06/08 8:40pm